BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 11, 2011

In My Mailbox #11

In My Mailbox was started by The Story Siren. It's a way to share and highlight all the books we receive, even if we don't review them. l share books that I buy, that I receive for review, get from the library, borrow from a friend, etc.

I requested a couple books from the library but they haven't come in yet. I did get a bunch of books for review, though I'm not sure when I'll get to them. Otherwise, it was a quiet book week. Which, since I'm still playing catch up, and getting ready for Christmas, is a good thing.


This is part of Jodi Redford's "That Old Black Magic" series, a PNR series that is a lot of fun. I reviewed the first three books in the series and this is number 4.I squeed when I saw my name in the dedication; she had said a while ago that she was going to put myself and a couple of other reviewers in the dedication but I'd forgotten. It was a pleasant surprise to see it!

Part of the Hunter Kiss series, I'm looking forward to this one; it sounds as if there are big changes in store.

I was sent this for review but haven't read the preceding 11 books. I've read a couple of short stories but that's all. Does anyone know if I can still read this without being utterly lost or should I try to find someone to review it?

I enjoy this series very much. I like Hunter's take on shape shifters, vampires and other supernaturals. It's gritty, intelligent and well written.

I read the first book and enjoyed it but didn't love it. I haven't read the second book but I may give this one, the third in the series, a chance. 
How was your week? What books did you get?


  1. You have quite a number of books this week. I hear you when you say that you have some reservations about starting on a book which is part of a series - personally, I make sure that I read the first book in the series before jumping on to any of the other titles, no matter how tempting - must be the teacher in me. Haha. This is also one of the reasons why I haven't even started on the graphic novel Sandman yet (by Gaiman) - because I don't have the entire collection as yet, while I do have three titles with me now, I don't feel comfortable reading through them until I'm certain I have the entire set in my bookshelf. :)

    Here's my IMM for the week:

  2. OOOH, Raven Cursed! I'm so so envious! Great mailbox, Bea! I hope you enjoy all your reads :)

  3. Ooh a lot fo these look really good! Great haul!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. Myra, this book was an unsolicited review. It just showed up in my mailbox, which is nice but...I would have turned it down if asked since it IS the 12th book and I haven't read any of the others. I like to read in order when reviewing, I don't care as much when reading for fun.

    Kara, I know! I'm so excited. Squee.

    Jennifer and Giselle, thanks :)

  5. Looks like a bunch of really fun reads!


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